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The Medicaid Fund: Beware of Gifts

Medicaid fund would do little to offset BCRA cuts

Press reports have suggested that Senate leaders are now considering a $200 billion fund to help states partially offset the nearly $800 billion dollars in lost federal Medicaid funding they would face over the next decade if the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) became law. In a new To the Point post, George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues explain that the time-limited fund would do little to address the human and financial consequences of the BCRA’s original cuts. And there are questions about how the money would exactly be spent.

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